This is a brief video tutorial on schematic capture in Diptrace.  If you're thinking of designing a circuit board, you might find it useful.

This is the first part of a multi-part series - this video runs about 6 minutes. Of course, let me know if you've got any questions!

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Dear Gadget Gangster and/or AndyGadget ,<br><br>I have made my schematic, then what do I do ahead? Can you help me please?<br>And is it possible to copy the image to paint? cause i make my PCBs at home.<br>please mail your replies to joelsonfilipe@hotmail.com with the place where you found my plea...<br><br>About the circuit:<br>This Circuit is a phone charger. I found this Circuit on<br>https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-USB-iPhone-iPod-Charger-On-The-Cheep/step4/Prep-the-Tin/<br>I have done the drawing using Paint application in Windows<br>please help me with it...
<p>I have been interested in printing circuit boards and sometimes just putting together a quick schematics that&nbsp;are not hand drawn. Look forward to up coming tutorials. My not knowing alot about these type of programs, are there advantages/ disadvantages&nbsp;using Diptrace over other programs?</p>
The two programs I've used most are Eagle and Diptrace;<br /> <br /> Eagle;&nbsp;<br /> Pros; most popular, runs on windows, Mac, Linux<br /> Cons; Really crappy UI, freeware version is limited to 4&quot;x3&quot; boards<br /> <br /> Diptrace;<br /> Pros: excellent UI, easy file export, less handicapped freeware<br /> Cons; less popular, windows only<br /> <br /> If you already know eagle or you don't have a windows machine, the choice is easy.&nbsp; Otherwise, I think Diptrace is better - much easier to use and just as powerful.&nbsp; But both are freeware, you can download each and try them out for yourself.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
Thanks for this tutorial! Let me just add that Diptrace is now available for Mac. It runs under the Wine/X11 emulator, so it's a bit slow and clunky, but it works!
Thanks for the helpful info!

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